Arrest made in threat incident at Superior Heights

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An arrest has been made in relation to an alleged bomb threat at a public high school Wednesday.

On March 23, 2016 officers from the Criminal Investigations Unit arrested a 15 year old male in relation to this investigation.

The accused has been charged with Public Mischief, Mischief – interfering with person in lawful enjoyment and use and Uttering Threats.

The accused will appear in court on April 26th. This investigation is continuing.

At approximately 8:30 Wednesday morning the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service responded to a call for service regarding a threat to Superior Heights Collegiate& Vocational School located at 750 North St., Sault Ste. Marie. As a result the Algoma District School Board made a decision to direct a precautionary closure of the school while the matter was being investigated.

The Algoma District School Board issued the following:

The Algoma District School Board advises that an arrest has been made following a threat that was received at the school this morning. The police have searched the school and there is no current risk to students or staff.

Parents are advised that the school will be open and classes will be running on regular schedule for Thursday, March 24, 2016. As a follow-up and precautionary measure, a police presence will be maintained at the school tomorrow.

The Board wishes to thank students, staff, parents and Sault Ste. Marie Police Services for their cooperation and assistance during today’s evacuation.  We would also like to remind everyone that any information received that could pose a safety concern to a school or our community needs to be reported immediately to the police.